Comedian Raju Srivastava passes away at 58
Famous Indian comedian Raju Srivastava passed away in Delhi at the age of 58. The comedian died today at 10:20 am, after 41 days of hospitalisation. The news was confirmed by his family.
For over a month, Raju was admitted to the hospital following a heart attack. He was rushed to hospital on August 10 after he experienced chest pain and collapsed while working out at a gym.
Raju was on a ventilator for more than a month after being brought to the hospital after a heart attack. His brother Dipoo Srivastava recently said that the comedian was unconscious but is recovering slowly.
Raju’s brother stated, “The recovery is slow. He will be fine soon. He is stable and on a ventilator. He is still unconscious. It’s been 35 days but doctors are saying they are doing their best. We need all your prayers”.
Raju, who had been working in the entertainment industry since the 1980s, became well-known in 2005 after taking part in the inaugural season of the reality stand-up comedy series The Great Indian Laughter Challenge.
In Hindi movies like Maine Pyar Kiya, Baazigar, the remade version of Bombay to Goa, and Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiya, he has also played supporting roles. Srivastava worked relentlessly to establish a film city in Uttar Pradesh while serving as the chairman of the state’s Film Development Council.
The 58-year-old artist is survived by his wife and two children.